Welcome to Saratoga Film Forum

After 20 years in residence at the Arts Center, Saratoga Film Forum has relocated.

Beginning August 2016, Saratoga Film Forum will screen films at the Spring Street Gallery (110 Spring Street). We are thrilled and grateful to have access to this lovely space;  in addition to regular film screenings, we  look forward to  collaborative endeavors with their artistic exhibits.

Ultimately, we seek a more permanent home within the “core” of Saratoga Springs, where we can seat 50 – 75 people.

Saratoga Film Forum is a member-supported, member-run non-profit arts organization  We focus on first-run independent, foreign and documentary films.  We carefully select each film to provide a diverse, interesting, challenging range of movies. 

Founded 23 years ago, we are a volunteer-driven organization, including our Board of Directors. In addition to first run films, the Film Forum gives emphasis to enhanced “forum” events, which pair films with discussion panels, lectures, concerts and other presentations.

Volunteers are an important ingredient to our success. Interested in getting involved?  There are a range of opportunities, from volunteering at our screenings, to being involved in planning. Contact Board President Carol Maxwell at filmforumboard@gmail.com. 

As our community and the film business evolves, we continue to seek innovative ways to bring together film lovers, the local film community, and other local organizations. We welcome your suggestions and ideas.

You can also find us on Facebook  and Twitter (@togafilmforum), for up to date information about our programming and events

A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR ORGANIZATION:  Saratoga Springs once boasted as many as three downtown movie houses. By the late Eighties, these were gone. In 1993,  a group of  Saratoga residents launched an initiative to open a welcoming, in-town, not-for-profit movie theater where people devoted to the art of cinema could see and talk about top-caliber, hard-to-find films. Film Forum movies were shown in a hotel ballroom, a drive-in movie theater, a coffee house, college auditoriums, churches, and the top floor of City Hall, before moving into the Arts Center. We are now relocating again, to Spring Street Gallery.

Our programming today reflects a range of genres with something for everyone: critically acclaimed new releases, classics, foreign films, family features, documentaries, shorts, animated movies, and film or video productions by local and nationally known filmmakers.